Project Profile: DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied System at Forest Park Medical Center
THE GOAL: Create a beautiful hospital that provides the highest energy efficiency possible, thus reducing energy consumption significantly and enabling the hospital to put more resources into patient care.
THE CHALLENGE: To build a durable, energy-efficient facility that was designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold program standards, with a wall assembly that helps protect hospital patients and staff from the elements.
THE SOLUTION: Protect the new wall assembly with the DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied System which delivers industry-leading performance with the added convenience of fast, pressure-rolled or sprayed application. This complete, integrated weather barrier system is designed to perform in any climate and under a wide variety of commercial facades.
“Everything starts with the membrane. It’s critical, as all of the building cladding materials—including stone, wood, and brick—must work with it.”
“We water-tested the curtain wall/flashing/air barrier/sealant interface before any veneer was placed over it, then again after veneer/rain screen was placed. This test was conducted at three or four different places. The Tyvek® Fluid Applied System worked just as we expected.”
Steve Smith, Architect
Project: Forest Park Medical Center
Project Size: 150,000 ft2
Project Type: Healthcare, New Construction
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Developer: Neal Richards Group
General Contractor: Balfour Beatty
DuPont™ Tyvek® Certified Installer: Alpha Waterproofing & Insulation
DUPONT PRODUCTS USED ON THIS PROJECT:
- DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied Weather Barrier (WB)
- DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied Flashing & Joint Compound
- DuPont™ StraightFlash™
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